Style: Singer/Songwriter, Americana, Loner Folk, Slowcore-Country
Vibes: Contemplative, Bittersweet, Warm, Loner, Mellow, Uplifting, Love, Break-up, Intimate, Heartfelt, Playful, Soothing, Intertwined
Musical Qualities: Acoustic, Lush, Lyrical, Vocal Harmonies
These guys are my favorite American Rock band. Every album they’ve released explores different sides of rock, folk, experimental and psychedelic music in such a natural, unforced way that my mind usually envisions them jamming by a campfire in the woods. What’s even better is I imagine I’m there with them singing along and worshipping the great creative spirit that inspires their music. There’s such an unpretentious, inclusive sense of community and spirituality in their music that I can’t help but feel welcomed and embraced into the family.
Style: Singer/Songwriter, Southern Gothic, Chamber Punk, Slowcore, Folk Rock
Vibe: Depressive, Angsty, Triumphant, Moody, Introspective, Somber, Passionate, Sad, Cathartic
Musical Attributes: Dynamic, Raw
Instrumentation: Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitars, Upright Bass, Violin, Drums
Style: Singer/Songwriter, Americana, Slowcore
Vibe: Lament, Depressive, Intimate, Lonely, Rustic, Mournful, Dark
Musical Qualities: Sparse, Lyrical
Instrumentation: Voice, Electric & Acoustic Guitars, Organ, Cello
Style: Progressive Folk, Acid Folk
Vibe: Nocturnal, Medieval, Psychedelic, Brooding, Sombre, Sentimental
Musical Qualities: Acoustic, Droney, Progressive
Style: Ethio-Jazz, Afro-Cuban Jazz, Jazz Funk
Vibe: Serpentine, Groovy, Warm, Mysterious, Lush
Musical Attributes: Live, Rhythmic, Improvisation, Live, Percussive, Technical
Style: New Weird America, Alt-Country, Psychedelic Americana, Chamber Folk
Vibe: Rustic, Rootsy, Bittersweet, Psychedelic
Musical Attributes: Chamber, Percussive, Studio-as-an-instrument, Rhythmic, Electro-Acoustic, Loops
Instrumentation: Acoustic Guitar, Banjo, Vocals, Keyboards, Synthesizer, Fiddle, Mallet Percussion, Horns, Electronic Percussion, Upright Bass, Electric Bass, Piano
Released in 2009 on Warner Bros. Records Format: LPx2
Originally released in 2009 on Invada Records Temporary Residence Reissue Format: LP
Released in 2009 on Western Vinyl Format: LP
Released in 2099 on Kranky/4AD Format: LP
Released in 2009 on Drag City Records Format: LP
Originally released in 2009 on Relapse Records 2013 Pressing Format: LPx2
Released in 2009 on Thrill Jockey Records Format: LP
Released in 2009 on Drag City Format: LP Recorded by Steve Albini at Electrical Audio, Chicago, March 2009
Released in 2009 on Graveface Records Format: LPx2, Stoughton Foil Sleeve Includes 24″x24″ poster RSD 2010 Pressing
Released in 2009 on Strut Format: LPx2
Three volumes of instrumental heavy-psych jams from Denmark, inspired by Black Sabbath, jazz fusion and krautrock.
Released in 2009 on Frenchkiss Records Format: LP
Pastoral psychfolk from guitar master Ben Chasney. Here his serene acoustic fingerpicking is occasionally accompanied by harmonium drones and trippy guitar overdubs, but overall the album is extremely sparse and meditative.
Album Information: Released in 2009 on Downtown Music Exposion originally released in 2008 and is included as a bonus LP … More
A fingerpicking folk odyssey that traverses through passages of delicate piano motifs, tribal drum circles, meditative ambience, celebratory horn arrangements, reverent organ drones, and even a cathartic drum solo, all within a single 40 minute track.
Album Information: Released in 2009 on Constellation Records Tracklist A1 – Do A2 – Make B1 – Say B2 – … More
This album is full of energetic, psych-prog maximalism that occasionally settles down into (relatively) slowed down, spacious grooves. I recommend this to fans of The Mars Volta or anyone looking for a manic blend of psych, prog, fusion, punk and latin influences.